Gayle Rosengren

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General Information

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Name: Gayle Rosengren

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction



Email can be sent from the "School Visits" page on her website.

Illinois Connection

Rosengren grew up in Chicago. She attended Knox College in Galesburg and was a Young Adult Librarian at the Fountaindale Library in Bolingbrook.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gayle Rosengren grew up in Chicago and attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where she majored in Creative Writing and was the editor of the college's literary magazine. She worked as a children's and young adult librarian at Fountaindale Library in Bolingbrook for several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

She has worked at American Girl in the reference library and later as a copyeditor. During this time period she published short stories for children in Cricket, Ladybug, Jack and Jill and Children's Digest magazines.

Rosengren now writes full-time in her home just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. She hopes to make the same difference in children's lives as her favorite books and authors made in hers. What the Moon Said is her first novel.

Published Works

What the Moon Said, Putnam, 2014

Cold War on Maplewood Street, Putnam, 2015

Titles at Your Library

What the Moon Said

ISBN: 0399163522
Release Date: 2014-02-20

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Literary Awards

What the Moon Said

  • Junior Library Guild Selection 2014
  • 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Rosengren likes to speak to 3rd - 7th grade classes about topics related to What the Moon Said, either in person or via Skype.

She also enjoys sharing her journey as a writer and/or discussing the following topics:

  • Life during the Great Depression
  • The True, the Nearly True, and the Totally Made Up - Writing Stories from Real Life
  • Superstitions — Where They Come From

External Links

Gayle Rosengren on WorldCat


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